Myself and DJNoNo don’t so collaborations as much as we should, but there was a challenge to do so – hence these tracks from DJFnoFno (fnogg and DJNoNo) and InsToTomatic (ToTom & Instamatic).
Also we have +2 Bonuses (Bonusii?) of lost tracks from DJNoNo.
I bring you: DJ Fno Fno! (Messrs fnogg & DJNoNo) and their Royals At The Gay Bar – Lorde – Royals vs Electric Six – Gay Bar for the Crumplbangers Challenge Collab Week. This got a special mention cos of the name 😉
Idea was from fnogg entirely, production was shared between them, passing Ableton Live projects back and forth a few times.
fnogg did the first rough demo pass with YT ripped stems, DJNoNo then recreated a HQ Electric Six instrumental from the stems with a totally new instrumental mix (we couldn’t find a HQ of the instrumental), and then edited it to the demo to fnogg’s template. He then added that and the Lorde and Gay bar vocals HQ stems to match and created the breakdown and ending which wasn’t in the demo.
fnogg then took it over and then redid the Gay bar timings and added more in, and did the drop/cutins and the whoops and basically made it 100% funnier. Passed it back to DJNoNo for final massaging, mastering, production and general faffing.
Artwork was a shared collab too, with DJNoNo at the controls and input, advice and other concepts from fnogg.
DJ Fno Fno (fnogg and DJNoNo) Royals At The Gay Bar (Lorde vs Electric Six)
Another mashup from the Crumplbanger Discord Collab challenge. This got 3rd place and “Best Multimash’ special mention 🙂
Us two? Doing multimashes? With our A vs B reputations?
Started as a demo from ToTom with just the Supergrass and Blondie and nothing for the verses or ending. Invaluably he had marked out the segments with key shifts, which was a great help with my lack of music theory.
After some Ableton Live tech woes where I had to sort of rebuild the project by pasting it into Ableton Live Lite a bit at a time (!), I added the others but there was a lot of back and forth swapping certain bits out, finding out what artists we hate 😉
Some artists came and went but it became a narrative theme multimash about obsessive love and we had a lot of fun with the call and response).
Production/mastering is my fault (and proved to me that I really should use my nicer headphones rather than the in-ear buds, it’s how I spotted that the original instrumental was out of phase!).
InsToTomatic (ToTom & Instamatic) – Alright Here Comes The Lollipop Police (Blondie vs Supergrass vs Police vs Eurythmics vs Wannadies vs Millie)
FIRST BONUS! Not a collaboration but a lost DJNoNo demo for a collaborative compilation.I rummaged around NoNo’s closet and this fell out. It was created for a bluegrass compilation that didn’t happen (?) and was rejected anyway cos they didn’t want covers or humour – it uses a cover of The Beef Seeds covering Lorde’s Royals – yes another Royals mashup – so was abandoned. Listening back it’s classic NoNo and works pretty well.
And given what’s happened to the royals and war since, weirdly prophetic.
DJNoNo – Royal Tribes Go To War (Frankie Goes To Hollywood vs The Beef Seeds)
DOUBLE BONUS! Another lost mashup – this time for a challenge, not sure whay he was thinking about when he made Laurie Anderson’s artpop O Superman into a twerking RnB sexy mess, but here we are. Tweet never sounded so….arty? It was an RnB challenge so I guess he thought it was funny. It works weirdly very well.
(“This is your mother” made me LOL for reals…I had forgotten that bit)